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a man in brookeville who used the electric battery of his nissan leaf automobile to power his household items. we have a demonstration of how it works, but we urge you not to try this one at home. >> this nissan leaf is the only reason dawn shelby still has food in his frig. >> when the storm hit, the car was charged and ready to go. >> a member of the electric vehicle association showed me how to power household items with the smaller battery inside the hood. >> this 12-volt battery is contented to the inverter. >> this makes it possible to use for other energy. >> it has alternating current, which is in every outlet in the house. >> and an extension cord finishes off the rest. >> this is wired through the house to the kitchen here. this is the extension cord coming from the inverter which is connected to the car, the nissan leaf and the refrigerator is plugged in through a meter. now the refrigerator is on, receiving power through the inverter. >> reporter: shelby said it saved him hundreds of dollars in food and more. >> i was able to have a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning all
nissan leaf to powerhouse hold items. alex shabad shows you how it works. also though don't try this at home. >> reporter: the leaf is the only reason he still has food in his fridge. >> when the storm hit, the car had been fully charged and was ready to go. >> reporter: shelby a member of the electric vehicle association showed me how to powerhouse hold items with the car's electric energy. it starts with a smaller battery inside the hood. >> this 12-volt battery is connected to the inverter here. >> reporter: the makes it possible for other items to use the electricity. >> so this converts it into the type of energy that regular household items can use. convert, correct, which is alternating current ac out of every standard outlet in the house. >> reporter: then a simple extension cord finishes off the rest. >> this cord is wired through -- through the house to the kitchen here. this is the extension cord coming from the inverter which is connected to the car. the nissan leaf. and the refrigerator is plugged into the cord through a meter. now the refrigerator is on. receiving
. the car is a nissan altima. the three children are under the age of 6. we'll update this story as we get more information. now we go back to the monster storm with the deceive tily gentle name making its presence felt all across our neighborhoods tonight. there are lots of closings to tell you about for tomorrow, but if you plan on going anywhere, you wouldn't be able to take the metro. no trains, no buses. we've also got school closings to tell you about tonight. in maryland schools are closed in prince george's county and in virginia no classes in fairfax, loudoun and arlington county schools. >> the federal government is closed tomorrow. mark is shut down and amtrakcancelled most eastern trains. we have it on our website, wusa9.com. throughout this expanded broadcast tonight you can see all the closings at the bottom of your tv screen. tonight we have team coverage of hurricane sandy. our news crews are around the region and at the beaches. first, right to topper shutt for the latest on sandy's path. >> not much changed. strengthened a little bit, which is a little disconcerting over
to their storm damaged neighborhoods to find their cars flooded out, or buried. general motors and nissan as well as infiniti are offering special incentives and discounts on new vehicles. >>> the rumors about a pending retirement for 67-year-old ceo alan mullaly has been put to rest. ford announced he will be staying on the job through at least 2014. on the news ford shares rose in early trading and he has been widely credited with helping the nation's number two automaker avoid bankruptcies and didn't take a bailout. according to analysts his likely successor is mark fields, his promotion to the coo role was also just announced. ford says fields will be taking over the day-to-day decision making. >>> george lucas is donating the majority of the $4 billion sale of lucas films to disney to improving education. lucas made the announcement thursday in anticipation of this deal. after devoting his time and money to the company for 41 years, he says he's ready for the opportunity to put those efforts into philanthropy. this comes after a promise lucas made back in 2010 that he would dedicate his weal
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